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SMART

Vision: “Our vision is an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.”

Resources Provided:
pairs adult volunteers with children in need of reading support and books to take home and keep. Volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment.

Contact:

Year Established: 1992

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Children’s Book Bank

Vision: “The Children’s Book Bank envisions a society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development.”

Resources Provided: 
-Delivers books to children that otherwise might not have books at their home.

Contact:
728 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503)616-3981
http://www.childrensbookbank.org
Email: info@childrensbookbank.org

Year Established: 2008

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Ronald McDonald House

Mission:
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:

•Focusing on the critical needs of children.
•Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
•Staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship.
•Operating with accountability and transparency.

Resources Provided:
-families can stay at Ronald McDonald house at low to no cost while children are in the hospital.
-home-cooked meals
-private bedrooms
-playrooms for children
-Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
-Accredited education programs
-Recreational activities
-Non-clinical support services
-Sibling support services

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Provide:
•A kitchen area that includes a stove or microwave
•Shower facilities
•Sleeping rooms
•Laundry facilities
•Internet access
•Reference books
•A seating area with a television
•A quiet room

Contact:
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
P: 971-230-0808
http://www.rmhcoregon.org/contact-us

Year Established: 1976